Pantomime proves very popular with the public

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PANTO-GOERS were treated to performances full of entertainment from a group of talented adults and children.

Morpeth Pantomime Society recently put on its interpretation of The Lambton Worm at King Edward VI School.

People of all ages enjoyed the Morpeth Pantomime Society performances of The Lambton Worm.

People of all ages enjoyed the Morpeth Pantomime Society performances of The Lambton Worm.

Written by local man Gordon Carr, this was the second time the society had chosen the script and the run was a great success, with audiences thrilled by the acting and singing, as well as the appearance of not one, but two eight-metre long worms.

Vice Chairman Lucy Gammer said: “Ticket sales were up more than 20 per cent on last year and it was a show of which we were really proud.

“Children these days are so much more used to instant gratification so it was lovely to see families enjoying it together – a successful 
pantomime can entertain all generations.

“The society has a lovely feeling of family. We have families with middle school age children right up to great grandparents involved in learning from each other and working together to create the show. After an initial break to recover, we have lots of things planned for the rest of the year until rehearsals start again in September.

“We have our official ‘after show party’ and some theme nights and will be involved in the Morpeth Gathering too so the worms are currently in storage because they will be out and about again.

“We would like to thank the Mayor of Morpeth Joan Tebbutt for her support on the Saturday evening and we couldn’t have done any of it without the help and sponsorship of many local businesses that have been very generous and the support of the local community, for which we are so grateful.”